During her visit Meghan announced three new gender grants that will be given to researchers at the University of Johannesburg, the University of Stellenbosch and the University of the Western Cape.
She also announced 4 new Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships which will be given to students from Tanzania, Zambia and Nigeria to study in South Africa next year. The importance of these scholarships cannot be underestimated. Education costs in Africa, whilst on their face are less expensive than the costs for attending university in Europe, the USA and Canada, they are still prohibitive to many students living in lower and middle income families throughout Africa.
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